Restoration Companies And How They Can Help You Recover From A Disaster

When you have had a fire, a flood, or another kind of disaster, you may find you need some help. Dealing with smoke, fire, water, or other damage may require some special equipment and the knowledge of how to use it effectively. The best solution is to get a restoration company to come and help you deal with the damage to your home.

Water Damage

Water damage can happen a lot of different ways. A broken pipe or a flood can result in flooding but with very different results. A pipe containing clear water will cause the same damage as a flood, but floodwater brings silt, dirt, and organic matter with it the can promote the growth of molds in the building. The water will also cause rot in the wood if it is not cleaned up right away. The restoration company you are working with can remove the water and will have the equipment to extract moisture from fabrics, wood, and carpeting, but depending on the amount of dirt and silt involved, some items may still need replacing. 

Fire and Smoke Damage

A fire in your home can cause damage to the home structurally from the fire, but smoke is often a bigger problem. The smoke from even a small fire gets into fabrics, rugs, and curtains and is very hard to get out. The smoke can also damage the wood in your home and soak into ceiling tiles and other surfaces. While you can paint over the stains, if they are not treated properly, the smoke stains will show through.

A restoration company can clean up the smoke damage so that you can salvage some of the material. In many cases, the majority of the clean-up will be from smoke damage, not from the fire itself. A contractor can help with fire damage repair, but the restoration company will take care of cleaning the things that need it. 

Mold Remediation

Mold can be a huge problem, and while it can come as a result of flooding, it is more commonly a result of water that seeps into the home over time undetected. The mold remediation can be difficult, and if you are not using the right protective gear, it can be dangerous for your health. Many restoration companies offer mold remediation and clean-up services and have the experience and equipment to do the job right. If you suspect you have a mold problem, get a restoration company to come to inspect the property and let you know what needs attention and how they can resolve the problem for you.

For more information, reach out to an emergency restoration company.